Travelling by train in Iran is an extraordinary way of experiencing the country. For those who enjoy epic journeys, the Silk Road journey takes you all the way from Moscow, through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and then onto Iran.
For those who are wanting to focus on seeing Iran in style and getting to know the country in more depth, there are train journeys that whisk travellers from Tehran to the main sights of Persepolis, Yazd, Shiraz and more.
As rail tours go, experiencing Persia and the Silk Road on board the Golden Eagle is truly stunning. Combining one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation with the remarkable...
Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and explore 3,000 years of history. Travel more than 4,000km by rail and visit seven Unesco world heritage sites on this 12-day tour of Iran by train....
Travelling through the ancient land of
Persia, this journey on board the fully
en suite Golden Eagle train takes in
destinations that have been off the
tourist map for many years and sites
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.